fer·​vent | \ ˈfər-vənt How to pronounce fervent (audio) \

Definition of fervent

1 : very hot : glowing the fervent sun
2 : exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling : zealous fervent prayers a fervent proponent fervent patriotism

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Other Words from fervent

fervently adverb

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impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid mean showing intense feeling. impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression. an impassioned plea for justice passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion. a passionate denunciation ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm. an ardent supporter of human rights fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal. fervent good wishes fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion. fervid love letters perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings. perfervid expressions of patriotism

Examples of fervent in a Sentence

a fervent speech that called for tolerance and compassion for those who are different in the thick, fervent air of a tropical afternoon, a languor set in
Recent Examples on the Web Mike Lindell, the company’s founder and chief executive, has remained one of Mr. Trump’s most fervent supporters. New York Times, "MyPillow C.E.O.’s Trump Conspiracy Theories Put Company on the Spot," 27 Jan. 2021 That puts him at odds with Trump and his most fervent supporters. Jay Caruso, Washington Examiner, "Challenges and protests will create drama for electoral certification," 31 Dec. 2020 Jim Late, president of the historical society, thanked Andy and Haley for their generous gift and their fervent desire to preserve this part of the history of the town of Newington. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 25 Nov. 2020 The president is expected to select her or another fervent Net neutrality advocate to lead the agency on a permanent basis in the coming months. Tony Romm, BostonGlobe.com, "Under Biden, Democrats are ready to revive Net neutrality rules," 27 Jan. 2021 But many saw the move as an attempt to silence Lindell, a fervent and high-profile Trump supporter who pushed numerous unfounded theories about election fraud. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Pillow fight: Marin conservatives stage protest at Bed Bath & Beyond to support My Pillow CEO," 26 Jan. 2021 Even one of Trump’s most fervent allies, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said the president has largely run out of options. Bloomberg.com, "More in GOP Ready to ‘Move On’ After Electors Vote for Biden," 15 Dec. 2020 But his baseless conspiracy theories about voting fraud have devolved into an exercise in delegitimizing the election results, and the rhetoric is accelerating among his most fervent allies. New York Times, "As Trump Rails Against Loss, His Supporters Become More Threatening," 8 Dec. 2020 Many of these Republican Party members remain fervent Trump supporters and continue to repeat and amplify his baseless claims. Abigail Abrams, Time, "The Republican Party Has Distanced Itself From The Capitol Riot. But Local GOP Officials Fueled Supporters' Rage Ahead of Jan. 6," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of fervent

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fervent

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin fervent-, fervens, present participle of fervēre to boil, froth — more at barm

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The first known use of fervent was in the 14th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Fervent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fervent. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fervent

: felt very strongly : having or showing very strong feelings


fer·​vent | \ ˈfər-vənt How to pronounce fervent (audio) \

Kids Definition of fervent

: felt very strongly fervent gratitude

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